Chuck Bentley Gives Advice for the Unemployed

Dear Chuck,

I was laid off because of COVID. My company may rehire me soon, but I am thinking of getting out of the travel industry completely. Should I wait it out or move on? 

Stuck in Unemployment Land 

Dear Stuck in Unemployment Land,

I am sorry that you are feeling stuck. Having been laid off twice in my life, I understand the dilemma you face. Let’s start with the big picture and, then, get practical.

The job market has been affected, if not permanently changed, as a result of COVID. But, the dynamic change is being led by many other factors. In 2018, the World Economic Forum reported that automation, robotization, and digitization would impact the workplace. So, it is important to prepare yourself for what lies ahead, regardless of whether you’re unemployed or are considering a career change.

According to CareerBuilder.com, a few trends are obvious:

  • Healthcare workers are still in high demand.
  • Retail jobs are down overall.
  • Tech stands strong.
  • Truck driving remains steady.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Chuck Bentley